Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81® Reviews

2987 reviews
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Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

2890 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/24/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Bought this shoes for my son. This is the only brand he will wear. We purchase him a new pair every year for his birthday. They last him all year....he wears them every day. His birthday is about the only time we can get him to travel home to visit...we think it is the shoes.

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97 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/28/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These look really awesome. However, I found out after a few times of wearing them the left shoe is crushing the back of my ankle. They fit fine, it is just the angle that the back of the shoe has is putting pressure on my tendon making it painful to walk/run or wear for days, so I stopped wearing them. Since I ran outside in the mud I figured Zappos wouldn't take them back.

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January 2, 2017

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable and stylish. Had the previous pair for 6 years and was time to replace them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2017

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Anonymous

from California

Great shoes! My son uses them for parkour because of the thin flexible sole. He loves them and likes to walk around in them too. Seem well made.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2016

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Jennifer

from WASHINGTON

Love these classic looking shoes. Great for everyday wear. I got my usual size and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 30, 2016

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Jessica M

from Dayton, OH

Love these! True to size (use the size chart Zappos provides), comfortable and they look super cool. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2016

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Jennifer T

from Ohio

Great shoes for when you're a tourist but don't want to look like one.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 28, 2016

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Allison

from MA

I bought these for my mom - she is 5 feet tall and has petite feet so these were great to have as they give her a lot of stability as she has some balance issues. They look great on her and give her a more modern sporty look! She loves this shoe and loves this brand!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 10, 2016

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Dana

 

I absolutely love these shoes. I normally wear between a 6.5-7, and I ordered a seven and they fit perfectly. Some days over the summer I am on my feet for over 12 hours a day and these shoes have definitely saved me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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December 9, 2016

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Janelle

 

I love the style of this shoe. They looked great on my feet. The only issue I had with my pair was that they sometimes rubbed uncomfortably against my little toe on my right foot after I walked for a while. Other than that they felt true to size and very comfortable. I would purchase them again in a different color

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 4, 2016

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Jen

 

Our 11 year old son saved his own money to buy these he loved them so much! He takes parkour classes and a few others at the gym have these. He says they fit true to size and that they are very comfortable and work well for parkour.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 30, 2016

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Cara

from west Orange, NJ

My favorite casual sneakers. I wear them everywhere. Super comfortable. This is my second pair and I'll be getting a new one after the winter for sure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 28, 2016

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Alfa G

from Shakedown Street

Stylish and comfortable. True to size. Who could ask for anything more?

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Never wanted anything as much as I wanted these in the black and pink. Alas, they were SO small!!! Had to return.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 26, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Bought them for my husband to replace an older pair of Ultimate 81s. He loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 18, 2016

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Elizabeth H

from Sunnyvale, California

Soooooo narrow. I thought Vans were narrow, but these take the cake. I wear a D width, and the bottom sole of these didn't even cover my whole foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 14, 2016

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Anonymous

 

These are easily my favorite shoes and I've owned 5 pairs of them. I've made the mistake of ordering similar looking pairs from Asics, but the Ultimate 81 are the best they make, in my opinion. Lots of color options and very versatile. My only issue is that the heel wears out surprisingly fast. If those 3 square holes in the heel weren't there, they might hold up a little longer, but I end up having to buy a new pair at least once a year. Still worth it though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 11, 2016

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Anonymous

from New York

Second pair of Asics Ultimate 81. The color of the shoe is very nice. They are also deep enough for my orthotics, which are very high, without being a chunky shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2016

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Hamsday

from Ohio

Perfect combo of comfort and style. The back of the shoe is a little high and rubs a bit so no footies but truly a cute low profile shoe- will order other colors for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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October 5, 2016

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Anonymous

from CA

Comfort: very comfortable after miles of city walking. Moderate and more than adequate cushioning. Not too much, not too little, while still relatively minimalist (compared to a typical running shoe) Appearance: love the retro look of this shoe. Works with shorts and jeans. A black or grey pair along with a dark pair of jeans and a collared shirt could even work for a casual-sharp look. Durability: in my first pair the sole started to separate at the top of the toe. I was only two weeks in so I was able to return them for a new pair. Will assume the peeling sole was due to a one off defect. Too early to tell if it will reoccur. Fit: this shoe fits very close to size, with very little extra room. I've just barely got a thumb's width between my toe and the top of the shoe. This is a snugger fit than the leather Onitsukas I normally wear. *If you're in between sizes, or like a little more room, I'd size up another half size.* Or order both, try them on at home, and return the one you don't like. (Zappos offers free returns, after all!) Overall a great shoe, assuming this pair holds up and the sole doesn't separate.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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September 29, 2016

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Fermo

from Miami

Great. I have the same style in a few other colors and they are always good. Only problem is my dog has chewed up like 3 pairs...

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 25, 2016

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Anonymous

 

This was my first pair of Tigers. Comfortable and stylish for a couple months until they started to fall apart. Within a couple months, the rubber at the toe separated from the upper on both shoes, which really compromised the stylish look. I'd never had this happen to a pair of shoes before. Of course Zappos only lets you return shoes that haven't been worn, so I was stuck with them. Silly me, I tried another pair of Tigers, this time the California 78's. After five months the rubber on the toe has separated from the leather upper. So... for me it's back to my Adidas Sambas, which are less comfortable, but in 10+ years of wearing them, I've never had a problem with sole separation.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 20, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Super comfortable, true to size, and very stylish. Can work with jeans, shorts, or the occasional black below-knee skirt. This is my second Onitsuka pair and both of them are gorgeous. Onitsuka can sometimes feel narrow but this pair was true to width.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 31, 2016

Christina W

from Seattle

Great retro sneaker! These totally work to fill that gap between flip flops and boots for knocking around town in jeans. (I got the Charcoal/Black II- dark grey with orange and black stripes, great fall colors). I usually wear a size 8 in runners, including Asics, and got these in the 6.5/8 size and they work great. There is some room at the end of the toe, so it's possible I could size down, but I like not banging my big toe against the front of the shoe. The arch felt funny at first, probably because I rarely wear shoes with support. I have high arches, and I'm still aware the arch is there in the shoe. Now that I've walked in them some, it's sort of settling down. And it never hurt or was a problem for me. Comfortable right away walking up and down hills, nothing rubbed or hurt. I wear them with low rise athletic socks, the kind with the band around the top not the no-show kind, and the top of the sock is the same height in the back as the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 19, 2016

Ben C

 

They are ok, a little cheaply made and don't look as good as I'd hoped.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 18, 2016

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Love these shoes. I have been wearing various colors of the Onitsuka Tigers for the last 5 years and I always impressed with the quality. They are a low profile sleek looking sneaker. Although the heel/bottom/sole of the sneaker is thinner compared to other sneakers(running, etc) I like these for every day wear. Although they start to hurt after about 8 hours of constant walking. So you might want a thicker shoe if you are on your feet all day. But if you are an office worker with a commute- these are great sneakers that allow you flexibility while still being minimalist- esp the all black version with the tan sole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2016

Anonymous

from N. Cal

Wanted to love this shoe, but the sole was too thin for walking, and the fit was narrow.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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